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11

Jun
Beautiful sunset in Koh Samui

Koh Samui – Thailand’s Favourite Island Destination

The island of Koh Samui, Thailand’s Jewel as it is sometimes referred to, features endless tropical beauty surrounded by many peaceful shores and calm Gulf of Thailand waters. Once a sleepy fishing island and later a haven for backpacking youngsters, the small island has become a favourite resort destination, as it is large on activities …

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May
Muay Thai Boxing Fight

Muay Thai Kickboxing: Thailand’s Martial Art of 8 Limbs

Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport and taken extremely seriously. Widely considered to be the world’s most dangerous martial art, Muay Thai kickboxing is a superb showcase of speed, strength and technical ability. The Thai boxers you see in the ring put on a real fights for you to see just how brutal and beautiful …

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24

Apr
beach wedding samui newly weds

Koh Samui Weddings: Memories that Last Forever

The romance of Koh Samui weddings is very real and quite amazing. For many reasons, this wondrous tropical island draws ever more couples, to begin their lives together or to renew their vows. Getting married on a lovely paradise isle will be more than memorable, it’ll be transcendent. As more people are discovering, most Koh …

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23

Apr
Group at a waterfall in Koh Samui

Namuang Waterfalls in Koh Samui

There are 2 Namuang waterfalls in Koh Samui. Muang in Thai means purple and is named so because of the purple rocks that form the falls. Namuang Waterfall 1 is a beautiful 18m high waterfall and easily accessible by a short walk into the jungle from the parking area nearby, making it a great place …

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12

Apr
Mummified monk at Wat Khunaram in Koh Samui

Mummified Monk: Koh Samui’s Spiritual Attraction

Koh Samui’s Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram is an unusual sight yet it offers a unique insight into Buddhist and Thai culture. The monk Luong Pordaeng died in 1973 in a seated meditative position, and ever since his body has been on display in an upright glass case at the temple. Remarkably, even more than …

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8

Apr
Thai BBQ moo ka tar

Thai BBQ Koh Samui – A Real Thai Experience

The Thai BBQ near Bophut temple is a local gem in Koh Samui, frequented by Thai’s & expats alike but rarely sees tourists. Thai BBQ in Thai is pronounced as moo-gra-tha or moo-ka-ta, which means pork skillet and offers an authentic Thai dining experience on a budget. Essentially moo ka ta is a combination of a …

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Apr
Koh Samui Magic Garden

Secret Garden: Koh Samui’s Buddha Shrine

The Secret Garden, otherwise known as the Magic Garden or Secret Buddha Garden can be found in the hills of Koh Samui and was built by a local Samui fruit farmer, Nim Thongsuk, starting it in 1976 when he was 77 years old. The Secret Garden is a beautiful landscaped garden featuring flowers and trees …

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30

Mar
Hin Ta Grandfather Rock Koh Samui

Hin Ta & Hin Yai – Koh Samui’s Rude Rocks

Hin Ta and Hin Yai are located along Koh Samui’s eastern coastline of Lamai and are coincidentally right next to each other.  These rude rock formations have been naturally formed over 1000’s of years most likely due to glacial deposition and coastal erosion of the granite boulders. There is a beautiful view stretching along the coastline …

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30

Mar
Big Buddha at Wat Phra Yai in Koh Samui

Big Buddha – Koh Samui’s Famous Attraction

See Big Buddha, Koh Samui‘s most famous landmark; a beautiful 12m gold buddha statue in the grounds of Wat Phra Yai temple. Situated on the small island of Koh Fan off the north east coast of Koh Samui, the statue is large enough that it is visible from several kilometers away and aby flights arriving …

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24

Mar
kayaking Ang Thong Marine Park

Top 10 Things To Do in Koh Samui

For an unforgettable holiday, there’s many things to do in Koh Samui! With so many attractions & activities not of them could make it into our list of top 10 things to do in Koh Samui but here is what we think you should while you are here: 1. Go Kayaking at Ang Thong National …

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25

Jun
Dawn Princess cruise ship

Cruises Visiting Koh Samui

Koh Samui is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand, about 35 km NE of Surat Thani town. It is Thailand’s third largest island, roughly circular in shape and about 15 km across. The central part of Koh Samui is an uninhabitable mountain jungle and the various lowland areas are …

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23

Jun
Samui Triathlon cyclists

Samui Triathlon 2013: Australian’s Show Some Iron

The Samui Triathlon 2013 featured more than 200 competitors from 22 countries choosing to take on the gruelling 4km swim, 123km cycling and 30km run. The Koh Samui Triathlon is always a big draw for sun-toughened athletes. The trend continued in 2013 as Samui continues to develop its reputation as a top sporting destination in …

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